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Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ on Streaming Services Beside TIDAL

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

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  2. CMilliken


    Remember when he said, "My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale... You can only get it on Tidal."? Guess money talks.
  3. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Nah I don't think it's just "money talks," I mean many of us were saying that even after he posted that tweet, that it was going to be on these services. You can't take Kanye's twitter as gospel, you just can't. He posts stream of consciousness stuff, not business decisions that are vetted out over a period of time
    bobby_runs, Toner and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ like this.
  4. DeeZee

    If Young Metro Don't Trust You... Prestigious

    Guess he needed more money. Smart choice. Now I can listen to it on Apple Music.
  5. Sander


    So how much has it changed since the original release ? is it worth re-visiting now ?
  6. strangeterrain


    I don't recall who tweeted this, but whoever it was discussed the fact that Universal Music Group never agreed to a Tidal-exclusive release, but because Kanye hadn't actually "finished" the album and was still making changes, they were OK with it for the time being.
  7. bobsheiskawy

    is it the same for you? Prestigious

    this is a situation where the old site still being live would've been helpful. in the last news post, someone posted a list of changes that a reddit thread had compiled (not sure which). it seemed like there were a bunch of changes, but not much as major as the changes to "wolves." i haven't gotten a chance to listen yet, but i imagine it's worth hearing.
  8. Butinsmallsteps


    Finally listened to it now that it was easy to get to and listen to... Is it bad that the only song I wanna go back and listen to is I Love Kanye...
  9. backbynewyears


    This is a different list, but it seems to all to be right.
    • ULB: The choir is mixed better. Everyone's vocals except Chance have a lot more reverb. New Chance line "No one can judge"

    • FSMH1: Background vocals at the end of Kanye's verse and a little on the hook. The snare isn't as loud as the original release. Beat is a lot more clear.

    • FSMH2: Way more full. fuck. Everything is a lot more prevalent. This is such a good mix.

    • Famous: Swizz's adlibs on the bam bam outro aren't as loud and they echo more.

    • Feedback: It's shorter. Kanye's vocals are more balanced with the beat now. The bass is also a lot more mixed. Beat is a lot more different in general.

    • Low Lights: Reverb and echos? I don't see that much of a difference.

    • Highlights: Vocal's now sit behind the beat. Thugs vocals are a lot more clear and less harsh.

    • freestyle 4 was changed at 0:45 (and each time this pops up) and at 1:38 there's a new sound. - r/jewishbrick

    • I love Kanye: Noticably louder?

    • Waves: Kanye's first verse is rerecorded. Lots more echos. The snare doesn't make you deaf anymore! Thank you Kanye.

    • FML: Vocal's are more mixed. They sit on top of the beat now. Background vocals added.

    • Real Friends: No change

    • Wolves: No change (Let's hope he removes those off-beat drums in 1.3)

    • Frank's track: No change

    • 30 Hours: The shout out/adlib outro isn't in time with the beat like it is in the original. I don't know how no one on Kanye's team noticed. He added the pause from the soundcloud version for the Victoria's Secret line.

    • NMPILA: Transition to Facts is smooth. Not as jarring as it was before.

    • Facts: Piano line from MSG is back but is barely noticiable. Synths are a lot louder.

    • Fade: Way more minimal. The bass line is back too. More like the Yeezys SZN 2 performance. Doesn't have all the cool sounds from the previous album version and the transitions aren't as clean as before IMO. It actually ends with an outro instead of cutting off abruptly though.
  10. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    The changes are subtle, but noticeable. I think I prefer the older version more overall, but probably just because I got used to the songs sounding that way.
  11. DeeZee

    If Young Metro Don't Trust You... Prestigious

    I just hope that this doesn't become a trend. Early access games are bad enough, I don't want music to go in the same direction. Release it when it's finished, please! :)
  12. zachff Prestigious

    Thank you for this.
  13. zachff Prestigious

    There's something to be said for just the interesting nature of hearing these songs evolve but I'm on board with you. I found it more of a chore than anything to try to keep up with all the new versions and song breaks etc.
  14. kidwithhelmet


    Wolves is so much better with the Sia part included.

    For the most part I prefer the changes to the original release.
  15. Cola.

    I was such a looker in the old days Prestigious

    Finally gonna check this out
  16. strangeterrain


    You may not get your wish. This is a quote from a recent NYT article:

    Def Jam, Mr. West’s label and a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, said in a statement: “In the months to come, Kanye will release new updates, new versions and new iterations of the album,” calling it a “continuous process.”
  17. DeeZee

    If Young Metro Don't Trust You... Prestigious

    Hopefully he changes his mind, which he's known to do. People will get tired of hearing the same songs with tiny changes. It's a pointless endeavor, music should be a snapshot in time.
  18. Cola.

    I was such a looker in the old days Prestigious

    That's gonna be so annoying. I doubt he'll keep that up
  19. Tuff-Guzman15


    I actually listened to this today and I gotta say I absolutely love it. I am a gigantic Kanye fan boy though so my opinion shouldn't hold much way to those who are interested in listening and want an unbiased opinion. Wolves is such a jam.
  20. CheapPop


    Highly doubt he keeps updating this album, especially if he's making another album this year (which is still a long shot IMO).

    The changes are cool, but I'm kind of used to the original versions by now. But I'm just glad to finally have it on Spotify.
  21. Jacob Davidson


    I'm glad I can have it without having to use Tidal. It was really annoying to use it for one album and nothing else because the UI is a load of butts.
  22. nevecast


    I think it's an idea that actually works quite well on streaming services. Keeps the hardcore fans engaged, doesn't make much of a difference at all to the casual listener. Not sure how I feel about dishing $20 out on his website though for a work in progress, unless he's promising free updates as they come in.
  23. Jacob Davidson


    I would pay the 20 if it meant I had access to the older versions at my leisure.
  24. nevecast


    That would be cool. Either way, I think it's a cool way to keep fans engaged, and an interesting take on possibilities within the industry.